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post #11 of 13 Old 01-14-2009, 11:28 PM
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I like your first option the best. Then you can still have fun with your horse if things don't progress very fast. And of course no horse is completely "bombproof" and I bet you can find something he is scared of or needs work on and then work on that to improve it. Trust me that is a great way to learn to train.

Just start over with the basics on an already broken horse and just keep going from there. You'll learn a lot and you'll see a lot of improvement and it'll be harder to make crucial mistakes that could be dangerous and would take a lot of work to correct completely.

That's just my advice. That's what I did. If I would have started with a horse that wasn't completely finished I wouldn't have as much positive experience now or as much confidence.
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-15-2009, 12:28 PM
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If you are not a very experienced rider, or don't have enough money for good trainer than I'd go with dead quiet horse around 10-12 years old. You still will have LOTS of things to do with it (you can try barrels, jumping, name it), but you won't worry about possibility to be bucked off on trail of something spooks the horse.

If you have some experience (or at least a strong wish :) ), money, and time(!), you can get something little greener and put training on him/her.

It's really a matter of preference. I got 2 greenies and think I should of get just one and one dead broke, but.... Lol!
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-28-2009, 04:36 PM
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if you want to train a horse how are you planning on learning if the horse already is trained? you need a horse that has some quirks and acts up a bit so you can work with the horse to learn how to work through it.

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